Sunday, 15 December 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge

It's Team B's turn to show off their projects this week for the All Dressed Up Challenge and the theme is

Clean & Simple Christmas


I've used the cute Christmas Postie digi image available soon in the Wendy Burns Etsy shop.

I've coloured the image with Shin Han and Copic pens and added a little frantage to the image. The sentiments are designed by my lovely friend Tracy Crafty. The background has been embossed with an embossing file.

This challenge will run for a month as we are taking a break over Christmas.
The winner will be announced on 16th January and will receive 3 images of your choice from the store. 

There will also be a top 3 announced on the same day.

We would also like to invite you all to join us on 15th January, when not only will we be launching FOUR !! new images (which i can tell you are AMAZING), but also a fab blog hop with some prizes to be won along the way...we will also be introducing some new Dressy Girls !!! So you really do not want to miss out. 

Shary
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Papermill have a lovely card on offer just now.


A4 Small Box Platinum Pearlised Card 300gsm

£7.50

We are delighted to offer you beautiful Platinum Pearlised Card 300gsm

This comes in a small box, approximately 70 - 75 A4 sheets for only £7.50.

I've made a couple of ornaments with the card using my Cameo.


I've used some frantage and bling dots on this one.


I have embossed this one with embossing folders.

Shary
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Cute Card Thursday

Thursday again, too quick for me and it's time for Cute Card Thursday.
The theme this week is


Christmas Catch Up

I've used a lovely paper pad and embellies  from a My Minds Eye collection called Lost and Found Christmas. I've added a stamped image from Papermania Urban Stamps from the Home for Christmas collection. I've stamped it onto some of the paper. I finished off with a little Frantage.

The girls have made some gorgeous cards as always. You can see them all here.

Shary
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

All Dressed Up Inspiration Card

Hi been so busy the past couple of weeks I haven't had time to do any blogging.
But today it is my turn to design the inspiration post on the All Dressed Up challenge blog.

I have used a brand new image from Wendy Burns Designs called Fairy Magic. She will be available very soon in the All Dressed Up Etsy store.


She has been printed out onto Papermill smooth white card.
I've coloured her with Shin Hans and Copics and also added a little glitter. 
Papers are from Prima and the butterfly border and butterflies are Martha Stewart punches.

Don't forget our Christmas challenge is still ongoing , all details here.

Shary
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Friday, 6 December 2013

Papermill Offer

Papermill have a great special offer on at the moment it's White Buckram Embossed card.

A4 White Buckram Embossed Card 270gsm Mega Box

£31.00

This comes in a mega box, approximately 645 A4 sheets.

This card is of excellent quality and is Buckram embossed to give a lovely book cloth look.


A4 White Buckram Embossed Card 270gsm Midi Box

£14.00

This comes in a midi box, approximately 260 A4 sheets.


I've made two projects to show off the card.


I've used the Buckram to make my card blank and also embossed it to make the central panel. I then went over it in distress ink.


For this card I've used both the white buckram and also the purple cord card. The stamps are all from Cardio Majestix range. I've added some glossy accents to the baubles and also some snow.

You can find out about all the Papermill special offers here.

Shary
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

December Daily

This year I have really gotten into Project life (not got round to taking pics yet!) so I thought I'd have a go at the December Daily. I've ordered an Elf on the Shelf but he's being naughty and not coming to the house yet. I think he may have found a girlfriend somewhere!!

Today I made the cover

Photo: December Daily cover done.

Not a brilliant photo but I may redo it if I have the chance.

I used a Snap teal and chipboard binder and covered it with 

Papers: First Edition - Nordic Christmas
Embellishments: Simple Stories - December Documented
Snow Effect: Frantage - Shabby Blue
Brads: My Minds Eye

The charms and corner I found in my stash.

Shary
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is nice and simple

Anything Goes


We are sponsored by Rick St Dennis this week and I have chosen one of him images called Klub Kid Elf. She's been coloured with Shin Han and Copic pens.
The papers and embellies are by My Mind's Eye.

One lucky winner can recieve 3 digital stamps of their choice from Rick St Dennis. There are some gorgeous projects again this week from the DT girls. We'd love you to join in with us.

Shary
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Papermill Direct Offer and Giveaway

Papermill have some great offers , this one is for Purple corded card.

A4 Purple Cord Embossed Paper 117gsm

£5.00

We are thrilled to be able to offer this unusual cord embossing, in a lovely purple shade.

This 117gsm paper come in packs of 20 A4 sheets for only £5.00.


I've used it to make this Christmas card in untraditional colours.

All Papermill offers can be seen here

There is also a Papermill giveaway on the Facebook page here..

.The Prize is a Pick 'n' Mix A4 Small Box containing 80 sheets of card - and you can pic n mix any colours and textures you like in this special giveaway box! http://bit.ly/1cHBUyy

We will announce the winner on Tuesday 26th!

Photo: Like our page and comment on this photo telling us what you will make if you win a box of our card! 
(you can share the comp with your friends too, you never know they might share the prize with you if they win!)

The Prize is a Pick 'n' Mix A4 Small Box containing 80 sheets of card - and you can pic n mix any colours and textures you like in this special giveaway box! http://bit.ly/1cHBUyy

We will announce the winner on Tuesday 26th! (you have to be a fan of the page to qualify, so don't forget to click like!)

Here are all the details  here   https://www.facebook.com/papermilldirect?fref=ts

Shary
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Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's challenge for the Cute Card Thursday blog is

Anything but a card


I've made a Christmassy tag.

Chipboard tag: Everythings a £1
Papers: Kaiserkraft (free with a mag)
Stamp: Kaiserkraft (free with a mag)
Shabby White Frantage.

The winner of this challenge can win 5 digistamps of their choice from Whimsy Stamps.

The DT girls have made some great projects again this week , you can find them all here.

Shary
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Friday, 15 November 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge

Morning and today is the turn of the All Dressed Up Challenge and the theme is

Ribbon and/or Lace


Here's my card, I had great fun making this one.


I have used the gorgeous new image by Wendyburnsdesigns called "Love is in the air". 

Paper: Lili of the Valley - Beach Bliss
Flourishes: Cheerylynn Designs
Frantage: Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
Colouring mediums: Shin Han & Copics


Here are the two new images in Wendy's Etsy shop. Gorgeous arent they?


The other DT members have made some fantastic cards for the challenge. We'd love it if you took a look and joined in with us.
You must use an ADU image for the challenge. 
The winner will be announced on 3rd December and will receive 3 images of your choice from the store. 

Shary
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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Wow another post from me, I'm on a roll this week.


So Angelic


Papers: Lilli of the Valley - Antebellum
Image: Gorgeous girl
Sentiment: Inkylicious
Butterfly: Martha Stewart clay and mould.
Lots of shabby pink frantage.

This week's prize is sponsored by Whiff of Joy. 

Hope to see your entries on our blog here.

Shary
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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

All Dressed Up Inspiration Part 2

So the other day I showed you the door hanger I made for my daughter , today I would like to show you a door hanger I made for my son.


The image is of course from All Dressed Up Wendy Burns Designs and will be available in Wendy's Etsy shop very soon. This image was designed by Wendy from a photo I sent her of my son, Tyrrell. Fab isn't it?

I've printed him out onto Papermill super smooth white card and coloured him with Copics and Shin Han pens.  I've also added a little glossy accents to the TV screen and controller.

Don't forget we still have an ongoing challenge at the All Dressed Up Challenge blog. 

Shary
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Monday, 11 November 2013

All Dressed Up Inspiration post

Morning , my turn for the inspiration post on the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and I have used Love to Craft. It's my fav ADU image (for now) as it's the image Wendy made for me of my daughter, Robbyn.
It's available from Wendy's Etsy shop here.


I've used a blank chipboard door hanger and covered it in patterned paper, I then sanded the edges.  I then used Shabby Pink Frantage randomly over the hanger and added the "Robbyn".
The image was printed onto Papermill super smooth white card and then coloured with Shin Han pens for the hair and Copics for the rest. 

I hope I've given you some inspiration on how to use your All Dressed Up images. Any of the images would look great.

Don't forget we still have a challenge going on here.   The theme is 

Autumn colours and/or Give thanks.


Shary
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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cute Card Thursday/Papertake Weekly Challenges

Another Thursday rolls round and it's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

The theme this week is

Animal Magic


Image: House Mouse
Papers: First Edition - Nordic
Embellies: Shabby Green Frantage

The other DT girls have made some great animal cards this week , we'd love you to pop over and take a look here. 
One lucky random winner will win a £10 voucher to spend in Bunny Zoes Crafts.

I would also like to enter this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge as their theme is Anything Goes with their optional extra which is make a Christmas card/project.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge

Today is the start of a brand new All Dressed Up Challenge, it's Team A's turn so I don't have a card to show you but you can see some beautiful ones made by Team A here on the blog.

The theme for the next two weeks is 

Give Thanks/ Autumn Colours

Pretty easy theme so please show us your projects. One lucky winner will win 3 ADU digi images from Wendy Burn's Designs Etsy shop. And the 3 runners up will receive a special Top 3 badge to put on their blog. 

Wendy also has 2 new images in the Etsy shop. 

All Wrapped Up                                                          A Time To Give

And also something brand new to Wendy's shop , a paper pack. Just right for your Autumnal projects.


Hope to see lots of your projects.x

Shary
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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Cute Card Thursday

Happy Halloween!!!!

Today's challenge on Cute Card Thursday is 

Sparkles


I've used a silver pearlised card for the base and embossed it with an A4 Embossalicious folder.  I then rubbed over some pewter gilding wax. 

Paper: First Edition - Silent Night
Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Festive Decorations
Colouring medium: Copics
Glitter: Cosmic Shimmer
Frantage: Shabby Green
Glossy Accents

We have a great prize this week for one lucky winner a $10 gift voucher to spend in Heather's Hobbie Haven.

As always the other DT girls have made some beautiful sparkly cards, You can see them all here.

Shary
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Papermill luxury art pad.

Happy hump day and today I'd like to tell you about a new product that is being sold by Papermill. It's the new luxury artist pad.

 Luxury artists pad made in the UK

I have done a review on the Papermill blog here.

It is A4 in size and contains 20 sheets of 300gsm watercolour paper.  You can find it over in the Christmas Goodies Selection.

I used quite a few mediums on the pad and it worked really well. If you are into watercolouring or mixed media it really is worth taking a look at it. 

Shary
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Sunday, 27 October 2013

That Craft Place

Hi it's That Craft Place Challenge time again and the challenge is

Halloween


I've used a gorgeous image by Wendy Burns Designs called Magical Day. It's been coloured with a mixture of Shin Han and Copic pens.
The fence and boots have been cut with my cameo and are files from the Silhouette store. I've also added a little Frantage shabby blue embossing powder.

The other DT girls have made some great spooky projects too , please go over and take a look.

Also there is a DT Call on at the moment, details are all on the blog.

Shary
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Friday, 25 October 2013

Christmas Inspiration for Papermill Direct

Papermill Direct have some great card for your Christmas makes. If you pop on over to the Papermill Blog you'll see some great projects.


I've used my Cameo to cut this and they've all been made with Papermill card. I have used Kraft, Christmas Red (which is on special offer at the moment), Mocha Brown and a little pearlised green. 

The cameo files are made by Pebbles in my Pocket in the Silhouette online store. 

Shary
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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Cute Card Thursday

Hi and it's another Thursday come round so time for Cute Card Thursday Challenge. The theme this week is

Spooktacular

Here's my monster card


I've used a fantastic image from Wendy Burn's Designs. This one is called Boo did we scare you and it's a freebie!!! You can nab yours and some others here at the All Dressed Up Challenge blog. Don't forget we have an ongoing challenge on at All Dressed Up, the theme is Halloween.

Papers; 

I've used Copics to colour the image and the doiley has been cut with the Cameo.

Our sponsors this week are              and one lucky winner will win a 

Please come over and join us , we love to see your projects.

Shary
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge

Just a little reminder that our All Dressed Up Challenge is still ongoing and the theme is Halloween. We've even given you some freebies to work with!!
Our DT work really hard in showing you some lovely projects they have made , please come over and join us. One lucky winner will win a £5 voucher to spend in Wendy Burns Designs Etsy shop.

Shary
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Papermill Special Offer



Time to stock up! Free Shipping Weekend on all orders over £25 with OCT25 at checkout 

PS - Have you checked your inbox - our newsletter should have dropped in yesterday - for those of you not (yet!!!) subscribed here it is - subscribe and you will get news of our weekly offers, interesting posts from the blog and details of our latest products for all your crafty needs!
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Friday, 18 October 2013

Wendy Burns Designs / Sketch n Stash


I was really excited when I asked Wendy Burns to design digistamps of my kids for me and she said yes. Im a DT member of hers and really love her style. 

So today I'd like to show you a card I made using one of the digistamps "I love to craft" based on Robbyn's photo.


Digistamp: Love to Craft  Wendy Burns Designs
Paper: First Edition
Border & Butterfly: Martha Stewart punches.

I also used this week's sketch from Sketch n Stash.



Shary
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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Cute Card Thursday

Hi Im late for this post, sorry but we were out all day at the beach. Flipping freezing but still a good day :0).
( What am I like??? It's not a day late at all!! Getting my days mixed up cos the kids are off school and hubby is off work!)

So this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is 

Candyman

Here's my card


Image: Digistamp - Lollibeatrice
Papers: First Edition - Neroli
Colouring medium: Copics

the other DT ladies have made some lovely projects again this week. You can see them all on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog. 
This week we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and they are offering 5 free digistamps of the winners choice. Worth getting your projects in for!!

Shary
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge

Hello Team B's turn for the All Dressed Up challenge this week and our theme is

Halloween

We have 2 gorgeous free images for you to use (you'll find them on the blog)

Magical Day
All Dressed Up For Mummy

I have used All Dressed Up For Mummy


I cut the treat box with my Cameo , it's a file by Lori Whitlock. 

I've coloured All Dressed Up For Mummy with my Copics and cut around him leaving a small border. The box is cut from Papermill white card. I covered the box with patterned paper and also added some old paper distress ink. The web has some crystal stickles on it too.

We would love you to enter our challenge and one lucky winner will win a £5 voucher to spend in the Wendy Burn's Designs Etsy shop.

Shary
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Sunday, 13 October 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

Our challenge at That Craft Place this fortnight is

Think Pink

So I have made another tag.


I made the blank tag with my Cameo and a brand new paper from Papermill. It comes from a Luxury Artist Pad. 20 sheets of A4 300gsm watercolour paper. It holds inks etc really well.
I've used Dylusions ink in Bubblegum, picket fence distress stain and blush gilding wax. All these are available at the That Craft Place shop. The flower and ribbon are also from the shop.

The image is from All Dressed Up and is one of the images from the Wear With Style 2 set. I've coloured her with Copics and a little bit of stickles for her belt. 

The other DT girls have made some gorgeous pink projects too, why not go over and take a look? We'd love to see you join in. 

Shary
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Friday, 11 October 2013

All Dressed Up Meets Mixed Media

Today I would like to show you a little bit of inspiration on a way to use some of your All Dressed Up images.
A mixed media tag


I have used one of the gorgeous  images from Wendy Burns - Wear With Style 2 digi image set. Wendy's designs are all available from her Etsy store here.

I took a blank tag and sprayed it with Dylusions spray inks and then added some ripped book papers. Lots of stencilling and stamping with texture paste, inks and gilding waxes came next. I then printed out the image, cut it out with a border using my Cameo and coloured it with Copics. The butterflies have been punched out onto old book paper.

I hope my tag has given you some inspiration to use Wendy's images with your mixed media projects the girls really do go well with this medium.

I'd also love to show you what my daughter created too. Gives me a chance to show you the whole set in the Wear with style 2 set.  As soon as she saw the images she wanted me to print her some to colour in. A great little activity for half term!!! She's going to put them in her Smash book.



Don't forget our first ever All Dressed Up Challenge is still ongoing and you have until the 14th to join in. The challenge is easy it's Anyting Goes!! We have a great prize for one lucky winner a £5 credit to spend in Wendy's etsy shop.

We also have a fab Facebook Group, why not come over and join in with us?

Shary
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Monday, 7 October 2013

Project Life

Just a quick post , some girls were asking how we stored our Project Life cards. Well I bought the Raskog trolley from Ikea and vinyled it with my Cameo. I keep the cards in the compartment in little boxes that I also got from Ikea.


Shary
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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Cute Card Thursday

The theme for this week's Cute Card Thursday is

Distressed

I have distressed all the edges on my papers.


I've used another gorgeous image from the All Dressed Up Wendy Burns Designs. She is called I love my puppy. You're probably thinking where's the puppy but in this set you get 4 images. The full image has flowers and a puppy but Wendy has included the images as singles too. I used Papermill super smooth to print her out on and  I've coloured her with Copics and just a little stardust stickle. The papers are from Prima and are called Doodle Deux.

As always the other DT girls have made some great distressed projects and you can see them all at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog.

Shary
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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge

Today is the launch of a brand new challenge blog called

All Dressed Up

If you haven't seen these gorgeous digi stamps yet then you're in for a real treat.
They are designed by the lovely Wendy Burns and can be purchase on Etsy here.

The theme for our first week is really easy its Anything Goes. We have two teams so it isn't my turn this week to show off a DT project. They will be two weekly. You'll  even get freebies to make your projects with!!

If you pop over to the challenge blog here , you can see all the gorgeous projects and details of how to enter and the rules. For each challenge there will be a prize for one winner - £5 to spend in Wendy's Etsy shop.

We even have a Facebook page here and a Pinterest board here.

Here's one of my cards for you to see just how cute these images are....


The All Dressed Up Challenge blog goes live at 5pm today!!

Shary
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Sunday, 29 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

Time for another That Craft Place Challenge and the theme is.........

Baby

 
 
I've used an older Mo Manning digistamp called Baby and Bunny. I've coloured it with Copics and used a Cameo cut to print him out on. The Cute as a Button is also from the sil store and was cut on my Cameo. Remember Lisa has the Cameo machine and accessories available in her shop here.

The other DT girls have made some really lovely Baby projects , you should go have a peek at them. Hope to see you all join in too.
 
Shary
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Papermill Direct Offer

Papermill have a great offer on at the moment.

A4 Small Box of Wine Linen Embossed Card 270 gsm


£5.00

Have a look here on the Offers page.

I've made a card using the wine and cream linen to show off the card. It really is a lovely quality card.

 

The sentiment is by Inkylicious and is called Most Beautiful.
Background butterfly stamp is by Papermania.
Shary x

Cute Card Thursday

The theme this week for Cute Card Thursday is

Pretty Ribbons


Digi image: Swiss Pixie
Papers: First Edition - J'adore
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Medium: Copics

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Devils Papercraft. They are offering a £15 voucher to spend in their shop. Great prize!

The other DT girls have made some great cards this week and you can see them here. Hope to see you join in.

Shary
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Friday, 20 September 2013

Papermill Direct Offer

A great offer this week from Papermill Direct.

Midi Box of White Card 250gsm

£16.00

This White Card 250gsm is on limited special offer - we only have 50 boxes for sale!!

Only £16.00 for approximately 260 A4 sheets

I've made a little cupcake holder box to show off the card.



You can order yours from the Papermill Direct shop here

Shary
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Cute Card Thursday

Time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week the theme is

Fairy Nice


Image and sentiment: Lilly of the Valley - Oh So Girlie plate
Papers: Melissa Frances 

You can see all the wonderful Fairy cards made by the other DT members on the blog here. Hope to see you join in with us!

This week one lucky winner will receive

Shary
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Sunday, 15 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

The theme this week for the That Craft Place Challenge is....

Things with Wings

And here is my project for this week


I've cut these gift boxes on my Cammie, they are files from SVG Cuts. 

Papers: Tim Holtz Kraft & Papermania Capsule
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch

The DT girls have made some absolutely gorgeous projects this week for our "things with wings" theme. Please pop over to the blog and have a look. Hope you get some inspiration to join in with us.

Shary
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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Fantastic Papermill Give Away

Don't miss this from Papermill Direct!!!!!!


Hilary Haptree's photo.

You may have seen in one of my previous posts that I did a review on a lamp from Daylight. Well Papermill Direct are now doing a giveaway on their blog .

"We have a Daylight floor lamp with detachable magnifying arm worth £144.98 AND a  Swan light  as pictured above worth £119.99 to give away in our latest competition".

All details are here


Shary
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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Papermill Direct Special Offer

This week's fab offer from Papermill Direct is

Sea Green Card 250gsm

Only £4.50 for approximately 80 A4 sheets

This really is a gorgeous coloured card. I made a little keepsake box for my daughter to keep her collection of sea glass in. 


Here's a view of the top of the box.


A side view.


Inside the box.

Card:- Papermill Direct Sea Green
I've used a Silhouette Cameo file by Lori Whitlock.
Papers:- Teresa Collins - Memories

Don't forget the Papermill Direct DT call is still going on!!!


Shary
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Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is the theme of

Hip to be Square

Here's my square card


I've used a square card and some square papers.

Papers: Recollections - Monsters & Robots
Robot: Wood veneer which I've coloured with a silver gel glitter pen and added two red gems for his eyes.
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley

This week we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy who will be offering a free stamp to one lucky winner.

Shary
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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Papermill Direct Design Team Call Out

Papermill Direct are looking for one maybe two Design Team members. Here is most of the details you need but to enter you will need to go to the link on the Papermill Direct blog.
Here is what they say:
We are looking for a new design team member! (or maybe two!) Our Design team get free card and paper to make regular designs, especially using our special offer card and paper which goes out in our weekly newsletters.
New team members will be given a box of mixed card along with our offer packs of card for each week – we’ll make sure you don’t run out of card and paper!

What do I have to do if I make the Design Team?

We ask that you create a new card each week and write an original blog post on this blog once a month along with sharing our links on your own blog. The blog post doesn’t need to be huge or complicated, it can be a tutorial, review, craft news – just something that will appeal to our readers and get some crafty conversation going (which we like!) We aren’t slave drivers and we’re very flexible, just ask our current DT members.
In order to see your work and pick new design team members we would love you to enter our Autumn themed design challenge.
The Rules of Entry
Share an existing card or create a card or project especially for the challenge using the theme Autumn (let your imagination go wild, lots happens in Autumn!) Then write about the challenge over on your blog linking back to this post. You can use anything to create your card or project as long as it is card based and of course we’d love it if you use our card and tell us which colours you have used.
papermilldirect design team
The Judging!
We will be picking new Design team members based on the following criteria.
Unique Interesting Design (We need designers who’s work is eyecatching)
Attention to the Theme (it’s very broad so will give you lots of scope for an interesting design)
Photography Skills (Sharp bright images only – I’m afraid this is a must to make the team!)
The judges will be the team at the Mill and also we will be asking our current DT members to choose their favourite designs.  We could just send emails out to really popular bloggers asking them if they want to join the team but we hope this way we can find some hidden gems and upcoming designers that we may not find just by googling!
Good luck, we will pick the lucky crafters in two weeks time – looking forward to seeing all the entries and we’ll be sharing them with our own social networks too!
I've been on the team for about 6 months now and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. We have a lovely friendly team and of course there are perks!!
Shary
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